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Our Faculty and Staff

Our Faculty

Family Medicine Faculty

Pamela A. Vnenchak, MD
Program Director
Dr. Vnenchak is the Program Director of the LG Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She graduated from Elizabethtown College with a BS degree in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey Medical School (now known at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School) where she obtained her MD degree in 1990. In 1993, she completed her Family Medicine Residency at Lancaster General Hospital where she was also Chief Resident. After residency, she joined Valley Family Physicians in Claremont, NH as a family physician for three years. She also served as Assistant Professor (clinical investigator) at the Family Medicine Residency at LaFayette Family Health Center in LaFayette, NY. She joined our faculty in 2000. In 2015 was named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine of Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine.  Her clinical interests center on women's and children's health. Dr. Vnenchak and her husband have four young adult children three of whom are triplets.

Donna Cohen, MD, MS
Deputy Director

Dr. Cohen is one of the two Deputy Directors of the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1999 and then completed her residency at the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Program, serving as co-chief resident during her third year. Following residency, she completed a two-year Academic Fellowship at Boston University Medical Center where she developed her research and clinical interests in women's health and health services. She oversees Centering Pregnancy for the residency program along with Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Freedman. The past recipient of Obstetric Teacher of the Year and Faculty Teacher of the Year awards, she is passionate about teaching and mentoring residents. She and her husband, Stu, have three daughters, Noa, Ariel and Ellie who keep them busy and smiling.

Corey D. Fogleman, MD, FAAFP
Deputy Director

Dr. Fogleman joined the faculty in September 2010 and in 2019 was named one of two Deputy Directors of the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a BA in 1996 and an MD in 2000. After completing the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program he joined the US Air Force and spent seven years with the military. He went on to complete the UCLA Medical Acupuncture for Physicians program and continues to practice acupuncture as well as full spectrum family medicine. He is an Assistant Editor and frequent contributor to American Family Physician and is actively involved in the FMEC IMPLICIT project. He is the medical director for a local addiction recovery center known as Gaudenzia Vantage House. The recipient of several teaching awards, his interests include women's health, integrative medicine, sports medicine and narrative writing. Dr. Fogleman's poems have won national awards and been published in JAMA, CHEST, Family Medicine and Annals of Internal Medicine. He married his college sweetheart; together he and Kelly enjoy reading, running, hiking, and spending time with their three young children.

William A. Fife, Jr., M.D.
Associate Director

Dr. Fife joined our faculty in 2014. After teaching high school chemistry and biology in the Bronx, New York, he attended medical school at the State University of New York at Brooklyn (Downstate) and then the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Upon completion of residency, he worked as a full spectrum family physician with a focus on HIV, addiction and emergency care at Twin Rose Primary Care for 4 years. He then served as chief medical officer and a practicing family physician at Southeast Lancaster Health Services, the federally qualified Health Center in Lancaster city for 10 years. Since completing residency, he has also seen patients at Comprehensive Care medicine and has maintained his certification as an HIV specialist. His special medical interests include urban medical care, HIV care and community medicine. In 2009, he was honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers as the Outstanding Primary Care Clinician of the year and in 2010 by the Lancaster General Medical Staff with the Physician Achievement Award for Community Service. He enjoys running, reading, bicycling and most of all spending time with his family, his wife Amanda, a local midwife, and his 2 children Aidan and Issy.

Gladys M. Frye, MD
Associate Director/Medical Director

Dr. Frye becomes Managing Physician for the Walter L. Aument (WLA) Health Center as well as faculty of the residency program, rejoining the program in June 2019, after being in practice with LGHP Strasburg Family Medicine for 7 years. She graduated from University of Maine with a B.S. in Biology to remain in the northeast to attend medical school at University of Vermont School of Medicine. Dr. Frye was drawn to Lancaster General Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program along with her husband, Andy, because of the beauty of Amish country, the programs strength in rural outpatient medicine and obstetrical care. She was a resident from 1993-1996. Dr. Frye then completed the Faculty Development Fellowship and joined the faculty until 2000.  
Dr. Frye’s family grew to four with the addition of a daughter and son while in Lancaster. They were drawn back to family and their home state of Maine from 2000-2006. During which time, she was in private practice in Biddeford, ME including OB and obtained her Lactation Consultant Certification. As her kids got older, the opportunities for their education and her career brought them back to the LGH Family Medicine Residency and PA. Women and Babies Hospital became the first in PA to be designated Baby Friendly by the World Health Organization. In 2014, Dr. Frye received the Physician Achievement Award from the LGH Medical and Dental Staff for Leadership and Communication for her work toward this designation. 
Her goal is to teach generations of new family physicians to provide outpatient care including procedures, chronic disease management, psychosocial aspects of disease, and preventive medicine in preparation for their futures.

Christian Hermansen, MD
Associate Director/ Regional Medical Director

Dr. "Herm" graduated from Jefferson Medical College and was introduced to Lancaster shortly thereafter. He graduated from the Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Residency Program and was honored with the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine Resident of the Year award. After two wonderful years in Christian-based private practice in New Jersey, he was called to Lancaster to combine private and academic family medicine. He also serves as Managing Physician of Downtown Family Medicine and oversees the LGHP Academic Practices as Regional Medical Director. He is a past recipient of the Faculty Teacher of the Year and serves as deacon of his church. Feel free to discuss financial peace, sports (Go Phillies, Sixers and Eagles! #TrusttheProcess #PhillyPhilly), or the book you are currently reading when you see him. After work, however, Dr. Hermansen can not wait to enjoy family life with his wife, Heather, and his three boys, Timothy, Benjamin and Nathaniel and coach baseball in the community. Follow more of the activities of the Residency Program on twitter:!/LGFamMedRes

Kirsten Johnsen Martin, DO, FAAFP
Director of Osteopathic Education

Dr. Johnsen Martin joined the faculty as the Director of Osteopathic Education after nearly 12 years in practice at Lancaster Health Center, a federally qualified health center, where her roles included Family Physician, Site Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Johnsen Martin received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program at Lancaster General Hospital in 2007. Her areas of clinical interest include full-spectrum Family Practice, with a focus on family-centered obstetrical care, women’s health, and addiction medicine. After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Anthropology and Latin American History and prior to attending medical school, Dr. Johnsen Martin worked as a Community Health Worker and Health Educator serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers. She has volunteered on mission trips to Nicaragua, Honduras, Thailand and Tanzania, and she continues to travel frequently to Nicaragua collaborating on projects focused on poverty, social justice and global health. Since completing residency, Dr. Johnsen Martin has been a community preceptor for residents, medical students and advanced practice clinician students, and she is excited to now be developing the Osteopathic curriculum for the residency program. In her free time, Dr. Johnsen Martin enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking, traveling, sampling international foods and working with her husband to renovate their 1930s home. She resides in Lancaster with her husband and four children.

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Associate Director

Dr. Emily Kirchner (she/her) joined the faculty in October 2020 after graduating from the LGH Family Medicine Program. Dr. Kirchner studied history at Bryn Mawr College and earned her medical degree and master’s degree in urban bioethics at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She practices inpatient adult medicine, outpatient medicine, and non-operative obstetrics. Her interests in medicine include maternal child health, chronic condition care, and family planning. She is an LGBTQI affirming physician and includes anti-racism work and health at every size principles in her clinical care and teaching. She believes health care is a human right. Outside of medicine, Emily enjoys dog sport classes with her wife Elizabeth and dog Pepper, hosting dinner parties, gardening, and reading.


Heidi K. Kistler, MD
Associate Director

Dr. Kistler joined the faculty in July, 2012, after nearly five years of full-spectrum private practice at Twin Rose Family Medicine, in nearby Columbia, PA. Having grown up mostly in Pennsylvania, she received her BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Carleton College, MN, and returned to her home state to attend Penn State University's College of Medicine in Hershey. She is a 2007 graduate of LG Health Family Medicine Residency.  Professional interests aside from teaching include maternal child health, pediatric literacy promotion, and global health. Dr. Kistler and her husband Greg are proud parents of two young boys.


Yolanda Lawrence, MD
Associate Director

Dr. Yolanda Lawrence joined the faculty in 2012. She received both her undergraduate degree and her medical degree from the University of Vermont, where she was chosen to be a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her Family Practice Residency and Faculty Development Fellowship at Ventura County Medical Center. Upon completion of her fellowship she returned to her husband's home town of Springfield, Vermont, where she practiced full spectrum family medicine for 15 years. There she learned much about being a physician in a small town where your patients are your friends and neighbors. She continues to instill the love of practicing in rural America in the residents at Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lawrence and her husband Dave have two children, Rebecca and Nicholas.

Laura Leaman, MD
Associate Director

Dr. Leaman joined the faculty in August 2018 after graduating from the program in June 2018. While originally from Connecticut, she has made Central Pennsylvania her home after graduating from Messiah College where she studied Biopsychology, Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, and finally LGH Family Medicine Residency Program where she served as co-chief resident during her 3rd year. Her interests in medicine include women’s health, maternal-child health, and addictions medicine. In her free time, she and her husband, Kendall, enjoy biking, gardening, playing tennis, and ultimate frisbee.


Michael Loeven, MD
Associate Director 

Dr. Loeven grew up in New Jersey and settled in Lancaster after moving here in 2011 for residency.  After training, he continued to practice full-spectrum family medicine in both private practice and faculty roles. He completed the maternity care AOC during residency and has a passion for family physicians providing obstetrical care.  Resident teaching is very important to him, as evidenced by his avidness for resident mentorship and helping residents achieve their fullest potential. He was thrilled to return to the residency program as a faculty member in 2020 to continue this work. During his time away from the hospital, you will find Dr. Loeven spending time with his wife and daughter.  He is also an aviation enthusiast, so you might just see him flying overhead on a beautiful evening.

Jeffrey Roth Martin, MD, FAAFP
Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Martin joined the faculty of the Residency Program in December 1999. He graduated from Goshen College in Indiana and attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he graduated with honors in 1993. In 1997, he completed his family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital. During residency he received the Mead-Johnson Award for Family Practice Graduate Medicine. He helps with the community medicine/ population health curriculum and has an interest in the genetic basis of disease and family history. Recently, he helped develop Care Connections, an innovative, trans-disciplinary, primary care clinic for the highest utilizers of our health system. He is involved with several community endeavors including Vantage House, a long-term drug-rehab program for women and children, Chair of the Partnership for Public Health, member of the Lancaster County Lead Coalition and Medical Director of IU-13 (provider of intellectual and physical disability services to school-aged children). In 2019 he was voted by his peers to be the next chair of the Family and Community Medicine Department where he provides credentialing, peer review and goal setting leadership for the department. He enjoys bicycling, skiing (out west) and discovering his own Lancaster County Mennonite family history. Dr. Martin and his wife Kristina are the parents of three children.

Kathryn A. McKenna, MD, MPH
Associate Director

Dr. McKenna joined the faculty in August 2016 after graduating from the residency program in June 2016. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she studied Biological Sciences and then completed University of Maryland’s dual degree MD/MPH program in Baltimore. She pursued her interest in full-spectrum family medicine and community medicine while completing her residency at the Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Program, where she also served as chief resident and completed an AOC in Integrative Medicine. Her interests within medicine include community and population health, maternity care, integrative medicine with a focus on nutrition, and obesity management and prevention. While she did not live in PA prior to residency, she and her husband have loved settling into and making the Lancaster community home. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, daughter Maggie, and their two dogs, cheering on the Fighting Irish, exploring Lancaster’s flourishing food scene, and playing soccer.
Brianna Moyer, MD
Associate Director

Dr. Moyer joined the faculty in August 2018 after graduating from the Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Residency Program in June 2018. She completed her undergraduate education at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, where she studied biochemistry and socio-economic development. She graduated from Penn State Hershey College of Medicine in 2015 and started her family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in order to pursue her interest in full-spectrum family medicine. During her residency, she served as co-chief resident as well as completed Areas of Concentration in global health and maternity care. Her medical interests include global health, working with the diverse refugee population in Lancaster, and women’s health and maternity care. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Dan, and their chocolate lab, Toby.

Jared A. Nissley, MD
Associate Director

Dr. Nissley is a native of Lancaster and was actually born at LGH. He attended college at Eastern University outside of Philadelphia, studying biology and theology. He then went on to study medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey and completed residency at Lancaster General. He has come to love family medicine because of how it is oriented toward helping patients achieve overall health. Dr. Nissley’s interests in medicine include HIV care, addiction, and improving health care access for the uninsured and underinsured. He finds the LGH FMRP an exciting and stimulating place to work alongside bright and inspiring minds. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as watching baseball, gardening, cycling, and exploring Lancaster’s restaurants.

Kari Oftedal Moreno, MD
Associate Director

Dr. Oftedal Moreno joined the faculty in 2013 after completing fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Care at Lancaster General Health and Hospice and Community Care. She completed medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2009 and graduated from the LG Health Family Medicine Residency Program in 2012. Given her background, she oversees the residency elective as well as the area of concentration in Hospice and Palliative Care.  She is also responsible for coordinating the residency morning report series.  Dr. Oftedal Moreno enjoys practicing broad-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics. She and her husband, Patrick, who is also a family physician practicing in the area, spend most of their time outside of medicine enjoying keeping up with their three young children.

Scott Plensdorf, MD
Associate Director

Dr. Plensdorf arrived at Lancaster General Hospital in the summer of 2016. After graduating from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, in 1992, and completing residency in family medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1995, he served as a staff physician and department chair at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, before returning to Michigan to begin his teaching career. From 1999-2016, he was full-time faculty at Mclaren Family Medicine Residency Program in Flint, MI, serving his last 3 years there as Program Director.
He has long been an advocate for providing full-spectrum care to patients and teaching residents how to do the same. He has a strong interest in dermatology and office procedures, and has recently had additional training in dermoscopy. Additionally, he continues to be active in practicing obstetrics, with additional expertise in OB ultrasound, and he recently acquired point of care ultrasound skills to help with musculoskeletal injections and inpatient medicine, which he hopes to integrate into our residency curriculum. His other interests include resident physician leadership development, emotional intelligence, and integrated behavior health, all of which he will continue to share with physician learners at all levels.

Mark L. Rast, MD
Associate Director

Dr. Rast is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he received the Nikitas Zervanos, MD Award for Family Medicine upon graduation. He completed his residency at the Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California. Following graduation he developed a county-sponsored family practice clinic, Las Islas Family Medical Group in Oxnard, California, with several fellow residents. There he practiced full-spectrum family practice with an emphasis on obstetrics. He then worked with Highland Physicians Honesdale, Pennsylvania, providing full-spectrum care including obstetrics, geriatrics and a high volume inpatient practice until he joined the faculty at LG Health in September 1996. His special interests include care of the underserved and improving care delivery, psychiatry/psychology and family medicine, addictions medicine and motivational interviewing. He also very much enjoys continuing to practice full spectrum family medicine. Dr. Rast is married to Cynthia Kilbourn, MD, and they have three amazing young adult children. He is an avid banjo player and plays bluegrass and old time music whenever possible.

 Kelly Reese, MD

 Associate Director 

 Kelly Reese joined the faculty in December 2019. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a degree in biology, and she attended medical school at Drexel University School of Medicine and family medicine residency at University of Southern California-Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier California. After residency, she worked for 7 years on the Hopi Indian Reservation in Northern Arizona doing full spectrum family medicine including obstetrics, inpatient medicine and emergency medicine. Her husband’s family farm drew them back to Lancaster in 2007. She worked at Lancaster Health Center, the local FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) for over 12 years before joining the faculty. She continues to work very part time at Lancaster Health Center where she specializes in refugee health care. In addition to her two jobs, Kelly spends time tending to the thirty-acre farm with her family doctor husband Doug Leaman, watching and playing soccer, and spending time with her 2 children Zach and Chloe.

Behavioral Medicine Faculty

Peggy Nepps, PsyD
Dr. Peggy Nepps, a native Philadelphian, is a licensed psychologist and Coordinator of Behavioral Science for the residency. A graduate of St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, Dr.  Nepps received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. She gained experience as a supervising psychologist at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, where she had previously completed her internship in clinical psychology. Dr. Nepps was a member of the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, New York before she joined the residency at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital. She currently coordinates and provides teaching in behavioral science and psychiatry.  Dr. Nepps also teaches research methods and directs the resident research program, and collaborates with other faculty on the wellness and cultural competency curricula. Dr. Nepps has published articles on smoking cessation, obsessive-compulsive disorder, animal assisted therapy and psychotherapy outcomes. She has special interest in cognitive behavior therapy, animal-assisted therapy and health literacy.  Dr. Nepps is a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.  She enjoys animals, and she and her husband share their home with pet chickens, two rescue dogs, a cat, and Dick, the cockatiel (who is actually a girl).  She likes to spend time going to exercise classes (hates working out alone), gardening, and doing genealogical research.

Adam S. Wilikofsky, PhD
Dr. Wilikofsky is a member of the Residency Program's Behavioral Science faculty. He graduated from Yale University and received masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to arriving at Lancaster General Hospital in 1988, he worked as a psychologist in the North Carolina public mental health system and as a supervising psychologist and Predoctoral Psychology Internship faculty member at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Wilikofsky directs the residency program’s Interviewing and Family Systems curricula and co-ordinates the Downtown Family Medicine Psychiatry Clinic. He has an interest in evaluation and feedback and has had ongoing involvement in the program’s Clinical Competency Committee and standardized patient activities, the latter a collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his residency program roles, he serves as a provider coach for LGHP clinicians and part of the Care Connections program for high utilizing medical consumers.
OB Faculty

Kathryn C. Abello, MD

Dr. Abello is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Penn State College of Medicine. After completing an OB/GYN residency at the University of Maryland, she worked in a busy private practice in Baltimore, Maryland, for 12 years. She especially enjoys teaching residents and students. She focuses on high-risk obstetrics, as well as management of common gynecologic complaints, such as pelvic pain and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. She is happy to be moving back to Lancaster with her husband Robin and their four children.


Jennifer L. Eldridge, MD

Dr. Eldridge is an Obstetrician/ Gynecologist who joined the LGH Family Medicine Residency faculty in 2016. She is a native of York, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Penn State University and then attended Eastern Virginia Medical School where she earned her MS/MD. She completed her Obstetrics/ Gynecology residency at Penn State Hershey. Her clinical interests include the management of abnormal pap smears, abnormal uterine bleeding with a focus on robotics surgery. She has a wonderful husband Scott as well as three little children who keep them busy!


Robert Faizon, MD

Dr. Faizon is an Obstetrician/ Gynecologist who joined the Family and Community Medicine clinical faculty in July 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his OB/GYN residency at the Yale School of Medicine OB/GYN Program at Bridgeport Hospital. He served four years in the US Air Force as a physician in the OB/GYN Department. His medical interests include primary care for women and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Faizon also serves as the Quality and Safety Officer for Women and Babies Hospital.


Cherise Y. Hamblin, MD

Dr. Cherise Hamblin is a native of New York City. She first came to Lancaster while attending Franklin & Marshall College. She attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago and completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Phoenix, AZ. In August 2011, she returned to Lancaster and joined the Family & Maternity Medicine faculty as an Associate Director of OB/GYN. Dr. Hamblin has a special interest in robotic and minimally invasive surgery.


Pamela Hershner, DO

Dr. Hershner is an Associate Director of the Obstetrical Curriculum Program, joining the faculty in 2002. She helps coordinate OB management and runs our busy OB Clinics and Surgical programs. Dr. Martin is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Missouri, and completed her residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her interests are in gynecological surgery, physical examination and high risk obstetrics. She returned home to Lancaster County in 2002 to care for patients in her "hometown!" Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and the dogs!


Michael Sheinberg, MD 

 Dr. Sheinberg is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. He is a practicing Obstetrician Gynecologist and is board certified in both OBGYN and Clinical Informatics. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his medical degree from Northwestern University and completed his OBGYN residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals. Prior to Lancaster General he worked as an OBGYN in Allentown at Lehigh Valley Health Network for 20 years.   


Heather Sholtis, DO

Dr. Sholtis is a graduate of Wagner College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing a rotating intern year at Geisinger Medical Center and her OB/GYN residency at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, she worked in a busy private practice in DuBois, Pennsylvania for 6 years. She returned to Lancaster County in 2013 where she continued to provide quality and compassionate care to women in the community. She focuses on high-risk obstetrics, polycystic ovarian syndrome, perimenopause, and menopausal medicine, as well as minimally invasive surgery. She is excited to have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, bass fishing, and sports.


Susan R. Stoudt, MD

Dr. Stoudt is the Assistant Director of the LGH FMM OB GYN practice. She emigrated here with her parents and siblings from London in 1980. She graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois in 1988 with a BA in psychology. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School where she obtained her MD degree in 1994. She completed her residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center where she was also chief resident. She practiced at Ephrata Community OB GYN for 18 years then joined our faculty in 2017. Her clinical interests are endometriosis and the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Stoudt enjoys performing minimally invasive surgery including hydrothermal endometrial ablation, total laparoscopic hysterectomy and Davinci surgery. Dr. Stoudt and her husband have five children. They enjoy snow skiing, kayaking, biking and travelling during their free time. Dr. Stoudt also enjoys spending time with her appaloosa horse Blue.

Kristy L. Whitman, MD

Dr. Whitman is an obstetrician/ gynecologist and joined Lancaster General Health Physicians Family and Maternity Medicine after completing her residency training in 2009. She attended medical school at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. She then completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. She moved back to central Pennsylvania with her husband, Zachary, who is a family medicine/sports medicine physician in the area. They have enjoyed living in Lancaster and raising their two daughters here.